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A Caribbean Dozen Poems from 13 Caribbean Poets John Agard, Grace Nichols, Cathie Felstead

Walker Books Ltd
Paperback / softback 96 pages

198 x 130 x 8mm
3rd Mar 2011
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A rich and diverse anthology collecting the work of thirteen leading Caribbean poets.Infused with the flavours and rhythms of Trinidad, Guyana, Jamaica, Barbados and the Bahamas, A Caribbean Dozen vividly evokes the childhood memories of the Caribbean's finest poets: Valerie Bloom, Faustin Charles, Telcine Turner, David Campbell, Opal Palmer Adisa, Marc Matthews, Dionne Brand, Pamela Mordecai, John Lyons, Frank Collymore, James Berry, Grace Nichols and John Agard. There are over fifty poems in this magical collection and introductions to each of the thirteen poets, as well as biographies and an easy-reference index. The book is illustrated in black and white by collage artist and painter Cathie Felstead.


John Agard and Grace Nichols were brought up in Guyana and moved to Britain in 1977. Both are well-known writers and performers of poetry. Their poetry collections for Walker are Under the Moon and Over the Sea (9781406309591) - Winner of the CLPE Poetry Award - and From Mouth to Mouth (9780744583830). A new collection of nonsense poems from all around the world (Pumpkin Grumpkin) is publishing in September 2011. John and Grace live in Sussex.Cathie Felstead is an illustrator whose titles include South and North, East and West (9781406309188). She visited the Caribbean to inspire her illustrations in this collection; she lives in Hertfordshire.

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